1589 Carillon Clock By Isaac Habrecht For Pope Sextus V 1920s Ad Trade Card

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Seller: ajdmba (14,436) 100%, Location: S.E. USA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372652067637 1589 Carillon Clock By Isaac Habrecht For Pope Sextus V 1920s Ad Trade Card NOTE: THESE ARE NOT POSTCARDS THEY ARE TRADE/ADVERTISING CARDS. THEY ARE MUCH SMALLER THAN A STANDARD POSTCARD AND THERE IS ADVERTISING TEXT ON THE BACK! THE CARD DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 4 '' x 2 3/8 '' or 8.0 cm. x 6.5 cm. ORIGINAL 1920s TRADE - ADVERTISING CARD 1589 CLOCK BY ISAAC HABRECHT FOR POPE SEXTUS V Isaac Habrecht's carillon clock of 1589 was never intended to simply tell the time. It was a performance piece that was equivalent to a Rolls-Royce level of clocks. Made in Strasbourg, it is designed in imitation of the great clock in Strasbourg Cathedral (also made by Habrecht, in 1574). It is undoubtedly one of the most important surviving examples of Renaissance clockwork. The figure of Death strikes the hour, and the carillon plays a musical setting of the Lord's Prayer written by Martin Luther in 1539. An astronomical dialshows the positions of the sun and moon in the zodiac. A revolving carousel shows the daysof the week, each represented by its ruling planet personified and riding in a chariot. Theclocks metal case is engraved on three sides. One side features the figures of Faith, Hope and Charity (the three key Christian virtues mentioned in the First Epistle to the Corinthians).The other side shows Wisdom, Fortitude and Justice, while the back of the clock shows theThree Fates of Greek myth, who controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortalfrom birth to death. ON THE BACK OF THE CARD IS TEXT ABOUT THE IMAGE ON THE FRONT THE CARD SIZE IS APPROX. 3 1/8'' X 2 3/8" NOTE: THE IMAGES ABOVE ARE LARGER THAN THE CARD TO SHOW THE DETAIL. SEE IMAGES ABOVE WITH THE RULER AS A SCALE! THE CARD IS NOT A MODERN REPRODUCTION IT IS NOT PERFECT THE FRONTS AND BACKS MAY HAVE: PAPER LOSS - SMUDGING - ROUNDED CORNERS SEE IMAGES ABOVE! 9 WE COMBINE SHIPPING BUY 1 TO 4 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND THE TOTAL TO SHIP IS $2 BUY 5 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND SHIPPING IS FREE NOTE: ON LARGER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WE MAY REQUIRE REGISTERED MAIL AND WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH THE BUYER. INQUIRE IF CONCERNED! Condition: Used

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